Pictured: Melissa Lee, Managing Director of CIBS, Betty Staton, John Noel, Channel 4 News Reporter, Aysu Kirac, Program Manager, CIBS.

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, BSCLS Executive Director Betty Staton was honored with the Outstanding Senior Award at the launch event of the Bed-Stuy Aging Improvement District.

Brooklyn, New York (March 2012) – The “Know The Facts Collective” in partnership with the offices of Councilman Albert Vann, NYC Department of Finance, (DEP) Department of Environmental Protection, (HPD) Housing Preservation and Development with support from (CIBS) Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant – will host their annual Bedford Stuyvesant Tax & Water Lien Help Night on Wednesday May 2nd at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, located at 1368 Fulton Street, (between New York and Brooklyn Avenues), from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event is free.

BSCLS attorneys Jacqueline Griffin and Catherine Isobe will be there to give advice and counsel.

BSCLS Attorney Catherine Isobe in “Brooklyn Ink:” Brooklyn Foreclosures on the Rise

March 10, 2012

“Brooklyn Foreclosure Numbers Could Get Worse” Brooklyn Ink, March 9, 2012  

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BSCLS Executive Director Betty Staton Receives Award For Community Service

February 24, 2012

BSCLS Executive Director Betty Staton received a humanitarian award in Albany this past weekend. Present were LSNYC Executive Director Raun Rasmussen, BSCLS board member Celeste Morris, and other prominent attendees.

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BSCLS Attorneys Go To Albany for More Funding

February 24, 2012

BSCLS Attorneys Catherine Isobe and Jacqueline Griffin at the Albany offices of State Senator Velmanette Montgomery to lobby for additional funding for BSLCS’ work for residents of Central Brooklyn.

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BSCLS Hosts Legislative Breakfast on February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012

Attendees included Councilmembers James and Vann, Senators Adams and Assemblymember Montgomery, representatives of Senator Gillibrand,Congressman Towns and Congresswoman Clarke, and representatives from Attorney General Schneiderman and Assemblyman Jeffries.  Also present were Raun Rasmussen, members of the BSCLS Board, and Staff.

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BSCLS Celebrates the Holidays

December 28, 2011

Members of the Staff and Board at “For My Sweet” in Bed-Stuy on December 27, 2011.

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BSCLS is part of LSNYC’s Veterans Justice Project

December 23, 2011

In late November 2011, LSNYC launched the Veterans Justice Project through which it will provide a broad range of legal services to veterans and their families in all five boroughs. BSCLS is part of this project, and will serve veterans and their families in central Brooklyn. For information and assistance please call: (347) 592-2409

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Milbank Honored for its Work with BSCLS

December 8, 2011

Milbank partner and LSNYC Board Chair Joseph Genova was honored as a “pro bono leader” for his work with BSCLS’ Section 8 Restoration Project at LSNYC’s pro bono awards breakfast on December 7, 2011.

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